WOW 2 YEARS!! WELL DONE ME
I decided to quit smoking in febuary 2010, thanks to using this forum and all the support that comes with it including all the great information and helpful links I QUIT! It was national no smoking day and i thought what a great day to give up on so i did. It wasn't easy and i have to admit i missed it like crazy in those early days, in fact i thought i was going mad the withdrawals were SO BAD. I took up running, i did eat quite a bit of chocolate lol but cold turkey was the way to go and after a few months i felt totally over it, the obsession had been removed from me. I now feel totally free, i can be around smokers it doesnt bother me at all.
I'm now a personal trainer so smoking is just out of gthe question!!!! I still get a croaky throat and have to clear it (i was a heavy roll up smoker) i think it takes time for your lungs to completely clear, ill just be glad when they have. Smoking is a total waste of time and money, anyone new and reading this i wish you lots of luck and strength in your quit, its a bumpy start very worth it afterwards, keep going everyone.